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at the hospitals affected in hurricane sandy, and i feel like i need to do the ground work to investigate that for myself. gerri: you're doing work, but not all the people you work with in washington are. some are just taking time off before the holidays when this big issue is on the plate. nancy pelosi had to say about this. >> we should be here and came as a surprise, and i'm really surprised that the republicans would leave. we maim in tuesday, and we left wednesday at twelve o'clock noon. with all that needs to be done, avoiding the conversation, sounds like people don't want to be in town for some reason. gerri: does she have a right -- are the republicans trying to avoid the conversation? >> no, absolutely not. we had a hearing this morning in the joint economic committee on this issue, but, you know, it's difficult. it's a one-sided conversation. we have put proposals out in may. there was a proposal or reconciliation bill to stop or reapportion the sequester that's going to happen on january 2nd, in july, passing a bill extending all current tax rates, additional 12 months to allo
: speaking of budgeting, this hurricane sandy bill that has come across the table. we get a 600 billion-dollar bill for hurricane sandy date. surisingly or mae not surprisingly enough, we have $23 million for tree planting that is most likely not in new york or new jersey. $4 million for new equipment for the fbi and $2 million that is for the nixonian root. do they think that we are spid and that we are not going to realize what they're doing? >> they really must. i was working in the senate during hurricane katrina. just a wasteful process. we basically gave a lot of these localities a blank check, and that is being what is proposed here. ere are billions of dollars in replacement of vehicles for government officials. agencies should go back and get back to us rather than ask for a blank check they can buy new this and that whatever they put the money into a. tracy: that's right. we are talking aboucutting defense, and yet we have 40 million appropriated military bases, including cuba. it makes no sense to me. what this says is they still don't get it. they still don't get the pages f
problem. >> the bill coming across the table with the bill for hurricane sandy to go to the victims yet surprisingly are not, $23 million for their tree planting, of $4 million for new cars for the fbi. $2 million for a roof at the smithsonian. do they think we're stupid? >> i was working in the senate to during katrina. it is a wasteful process. we gave the localities a blank check. that is proposed here. but so much of the $60 billion is not spending on individual family is but on another government program. there is literally billions for vehicle replacement for government officials. the agency should do the assessment of their fleet and said it just ask for money. >> we just cut about -- talk about cutting defense then we have 40 million appropriated to the military defense. it makes no sense but they don't get to blow the money. >> i agree. tucci and all rahm emanuel they is a crisis that was a payback to their constituency. there using but cover of a hurricane relief for various parts of government. by contrast of katrina the money was everywhere not just the gulf of mexico. this
weeks after the destructive storm sandy had come home an business owners are still waiting for insurance companies to act. tips and how to get a quick selement. the proof is in the pudding. how to tax hikes on their rick backfired in britain. we will politicians take note? ♪ gerri: you remember will sutton? he was the depression-era bank robber who held upabout 100 banks over four years. wh asked wh, he famously said, because that is where the money is. i thght o him as i was listening to reporting in the fisc cliff. the prdential point man saying higher taxes on the wealth must be part of any resolution with republicans. presumably the white house team thinks the wealthy or the money is. i have news for you, that strategy may not work. consider britain. after they announced a plan to levy a 50 percent income tax on people earning a million pounds are more, the number of books in that category gets decidedly smaller. check out these numbers. the number of millionaire tax filers in 2009, 16,000. by 2010 that number had dropped to 6,000. that government pinned its hopes on raising new re
have the latest timeline. at 9:30 a.m., classes begin at sandy hook, the safe top schools. some teachers and faculty were gathered in the main office for a meeting. five minutes later they hear gunshots and duck. >> the principal, pictured right here, and also a school psychologist, confronted the gunman and become the shooter's first victim. the principal likely saved many likes there by turn on the school loudspeaker so that everyone could hear and that everyone could take cover in that school. shortly after, the first 9-1-1 calls started. police arrived in minutes. at 10:23 they entered the school and confirm that shooter is dead and they start moving children from harm's way. frantic parents and loved ones started to rush to the scene and later that day after we realize the magnitude of the shooting, at 3:17, president obama talking about this as he wives away his own tears addressing the nation. >> an entire community is now mourning this nightmare of a tragedy together. in all, 26 candles were lit and placed at a memorial service altar. each candle for a victim. hundreds f
play global impressed reassure is in the news and even today about to hurricane sandy relief. that will help others. tracy: talk about apple. still on the list? >> don't catch a falling knife. it is still on the list. tracy: you will talk about it again. fighting the traffic today. fighting the traffic today. what is the que [beep] [indistinct chatter] [kids talking at once] [speaking foign language] [heart beating] [heartbeat continues] [faint singing] [heartbeat, music playing louder] ♪ i'm feeling better since you know me ♪ ♪ i was a lonely soul, but that's the old me... ♪ announc: this song was created with heartbeats of children in need. find out how it can help frontline health workers bring hope to millions of children at everybeatmatters.org.
the sandy charities getting all the money this year? >> unfortunately when disasters happen there is flood of money because of a good heart of americans and it is appropriate that way, but when it happens right have to make choices where your charitable dollars to go there is tension and some charities that lose out that really need help. of course it is no easy choice for a donor. we recommend if at all possible that you don't forget those charities that are there for you all year-round. gerri: up 7.5% for the big charities. that is an amazing number. ken, thanks for coming on. it is charitynavigate tore.org, correct? >> correct. gerri: great website. president obama and his family getting into the christmas spirit at the 90th tree-lighting ceremony at the whites house. it was transplanted to the white house days before the hurricane. look at that. it is cool. it made it through unharmed. obama was saying santa claus is coming to town. this is the tree outside. guess what? there are 54 more of them inside the house. than last year. there is one tree dedicated just to the obama family dog,
company. we are o the case next on "the willis report." gerri: been morehan a month since hurricane sandy ravaged the east coast. new york governor andrew cuomo seeking federal aidfor the victims of superstar and sandy, new york and new jersey requting $79 billion from the federal government in order to rebuild. but there are still many foks picking up the pieces, trying to rebuild there lives and businesses. my next guest who lost her entire store in the storm. she says the government has done nothing to help work and finds herself in a circle of red tape. if you for coming in the show. appreciated. >> thanks you for having me in letting me tell not only my story, but the story ofmany small businesses better in the same predicament as i am. gerri: you had a store that had been around since 2004. >> i have been in my store for about nine years. my heart and soul. fresh and homemade. a pillar of the community. gerri: very involved. >> very involved. we donate bagels a project hospitality. our bagels aren the hospital. involved in many of the school activities in different organizations. ge
. first, superstorm sandy. thousands of homes destroyed. one hundred people died in that event. devastation that many of us are still trying to recover from. right here in the building i'm sitting in, people who work here are waiting for homes to be rebuilt. enjoying the holidays from temporary shelter. then there was the newtown, connecticut, msacre. thatas influence the attitudes of friends and families and people i know. the tragedy of that day just a week ago, in which 26 people lost their lives, 24 of them were children between the ages of five and 10. it hangs over this usually happy season. even so, i feel grateful this year. maybe more than usual for my colleagues he at fox. with my friends and my family. we live in a country tha yes, has its problems. and we talk about those problems everyday on the show. but the bottom line is this. you wouldn't want to live anywhere else, would you? i sure wouldn't. we have freedom, we have opportunity, and many of us, most of us have a roof over our heads and a safe place to sleep at night. the icing on the cake will be wrapped in b
: and sandy is a big issues >> sandy is a big issue, but a great time to buy right now. timeshares are still languishing. you can get it on $0.30 per dollar. t gerri: that is greathe advice. what else can you give, what advice they give to people who may be trying to get rid of the house right now, trying to unload a house, maybe they lost a lot of value in the property. >> it is no fun to have to adjust to the idea you're going to get less money, but what is great is you have another 30%yes increase in buyers out there. one third fewer homes for sale, so less competition and more people who want themth. you also have buyers are believing the best part of the market might be gone, and that really pushes the market gives you a higher bid. homeowners, the best is yet to come.rom gerri: i hear this from people who are not experts in the housing market, but this is what real people think about it. i saw what happened in 2007, 2008, i am never going to buy. because you never know what is going to happen. >> you will not end up with a house in the best school district or the prettiest block the pr
.85. many analysts are still blaming the effects of hurricane sandy. both surveys are saying prices will fall even further by the end of the year. mey christm. chigan, that earth place of unions might be a work to write state as early atomorrow. en the governor is set to sign a newly passed leslation. not stopping president obama from weighing in. slamming the bill as they give workers the right to work ls money. more on this, thank you f being with us. this goes bac back to the tax hy act. states have a rit to dthis, right? it see really odd to mthe president is getting involved at the state level like this. >> you're absolutely right. one thing that should be ned out thission becomes the 24th right to work state, over the last decade right-to-work states have seen a net increase of 3.6 million jobs. union stes have seen a net decrease of 1 million jobs. this is a good thing, the voters voted forhis wn they knocked down a proposition on the ballot in 2012 essenally trying to enshrine union rightwith the state constitution. that is what they want to do. tracy: aa business whi they c
. the election. it is also the number one thing talked about on twitter this year. number two is superstorm sandy. the storm that devastated much of the northeast captured headline after headline. it's part outline government response. at length one of the biggest gatherings of rock musicians ever in last night's fund-raising concert. the number one search story is the death of whitney houston. her shocking death in february had everybody talking. asking questions and remembering legendary singer. playing some of her unforgettable songs. on the top 10, deal with it and of course gangham style, and no, i'm not going to do that dance. coming back with more union news and views from obamacare. insurance companies are threatening major rate hikes. we will have all that matters. uh... whew. [ male announcer ] brk from the holiday stress. ship fedex express by december 22nd for christmas delivery. tracy: surprise, surprise. obamacare is forcing insurance rates. blue shield of california is hiking and three by 12 to 20% this month. it is certainly not alone. the ceo of aetna says we are going to see som
, they are not even paying any attention. and today, they are threatening to do sometng with the hurricane sandy relief bill. the hurry up and get it done attitude of small-business owners. a 9-foot wave of flood water hit her store. she has picked up the pieces and opened her doors for busins. despite losing all her equipment and furnishings, her innsurance denied her claim and she got no help from the government. take a look at this. they got her back in the business. it's pretty awesome, right? the party of procrastination can take a lesson from the small-business owner in staten island, new york. congress has nothing to show for itself after two years. coming up next, how the massive gains in the fiscal cliff could impact your 401k and the economy. stay with us gerri: big tax hikes set to t gerri: you make it, they take it. 23.8% is the raise that policymakers will see on capital gains. chris edwards joins me now. he is director for tax policy studies at the cato institute. i would like to show people what we're talking about. he gets confusing for people. we have a current tax rate, 15%. on
's not pretty. there is a lot of money wasted. what does that say about the money from superstorm sandy and how will be used? the governors have asked for more money than ever in dealing with the aftermath of the storm or method is the same thing all over again. what governor cuomo is doing is focusing on a big number. $42 billion that he wanted from washington. he really has no idea what the damages and how much it will cost to fix the system -- the signal system in the subways. they really won't know anyone have any idea any idea how much it will really need until later. gerri: it is a guessing game. >> exactly. the local and state politicians think of this is free money and they don't spend it well. gerri: i saw the list that andrew cuomo requested and he wanted everything but a pony. [laughter] >> new york city is paying hundreds of dollars per night for empty hotel rooms. it's free money, as michael said. that is the kind of attitude where nobody really watches. everybody assumed someone else is going to pay later. but we all pay because the cost of living is reflected in the way governmen
and many in the northeast not able to get a christmas tree this year thanks to sandy, you would think they would tone it down a little bit. that's what i think. we want to know what you think. does the white house need 54 christmas trees? log on to gerriwillis.com and vote on the right-hand side of the screen. i will announcethe results at end of the show. with all the talk about the white house christmas tree and rockefeller christmas tree you would think they're the bigge and brightest around but they areot. here are the top five tallest christmas trees in the country. number five, the mayor's christmas tree in kansas city, missouri. 100 foot tall tree in the city. not bought but grown by the mayor himself. way to go. number four, the christmas tree at the grove in los angeles. th may not have a white christmas but they certainly have the spirit thanks to 110 foot white fir adorned with 10,000 lights and 15,000 decorations. number three the outlet mall in anthem, arizona. the 112-foot tree is decaded with two miles of lights and more than 3000 ornaments. took 14 workers to put up th
, not just bagels is the name of it. completely wiped away by hurricane sandy. listen to this, we just got word she is reopening her store tomorrow. important news there. in related news, congress still fighting over the supplemental bill. the latest guidance and not vote expected in the senate tomorrow night. we will cover that story as well and we will be right back with my two cents more at the answer to the question of the day. do you feel the housing market in your area is recovering? [ male announcer ] how do you trade? with scottrader streaming quotes, any way you want. fully customize it for your trading process -- from thought to trade, on every screen. and all in real time. which makes it just like having your own trading floor, right at your fingertips. [ rodger ] at scottrade, seven dollar trades are just the start. try our easy-to-use scottrader streaming quotes. it's another reason more investors are saying... [ all ] i'm with scottrade. ♪ gerri: an update to of breaking news story we told you about a little earlier in the show. tomorrow we said there would be a congression
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